Vita

Current position:

09.2015 – today
Principal Investigator „Learning from Insight“,         DFG Research Fellowship DA 1683/1-1
09.2015 – today
Postdoc, Cognitive Division (Chair Prof. Jennifer Wiley), Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, USA

Past positions and education:

01.2015 – 08.2015
Research Scientist, Neurobiology (Chair Prof. Dr. Benedikt Grothe), Department Biology II, LMU
10.2013 – 12.2014
Research Scientist, group of Dr. Virginia Flanagin (Project „Understanding Information Restructuring in Spatial Exploratory Behavior“), German Center for Vertigo and Balance Disorders (IFB-LMU), Munich University Hospital
07.2013 – 12.2014
Principal Investigator „Neural Correlates of Insight“,
Junior Researcher Fund, LMUexcellent,
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (LMU)
05.2013 – 09.2013
Research Scientist, Neurobiology (Chair Prof. Dr. Benedikt Grothe), Department Biology II, LMU
04.2008 – 11.2012
Ph.D., Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences, LMU Thesis “Investigation of insight with magic tricks: Introducing a novel paradigm”; Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Benedikt Grothe; see http://edoc.ub.uni-muenchen.de/15206/
10.2002 – 03.2008
Diploma, Psychology, University of Vienna and LMU, Diploma thesis “Solving the Tower of Hanoi puzzle – effects of frontal lobe damage” (Data collection at Cognitive Neuroscience Section, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA; Jordan Grafman, Ph.D.)
10.2005 – 09.2007
Master of Science, Neuro-Cognitive Psychology, LMU, Master thesis “Action understanding in patients with infarctions of th middle cerebral artery” (Data collection at Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati, SISSA, Trieste, Italy; Prof. Raffaella Rumiati)